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I am leaving on Feb 21st for the US on a K1 visa. My fiance lives in PA and the closest airport to him is Newark.

I noticed that it says "Wescosville, PA" on my visa

My parents both work for Philippine Airlines so I get to fly for free. However, PAL only flies to the California and Vegas so my mom got me a ticket to SFO and then I have an open non-revenue ticket to Newark and I will probably leave the next day and spend a night first with my brother in SFO because he has a lot of my stuff (I already sent a lot of my stuff there)

Just wondering if it will cause any problems at POE, like they might ask me why I flew to SFO if my fiance is in PA (I have my ticket for Newark to show just in case) I think I am just being paranoid but I don't want to take any chances! I don't want to miss a chance to fly for free, I'll be saving so much money so I don't want to purchase a direct flight to Newark.

Let me know, thanks!


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

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Just wondering if it will cause any problems at POE, like they might ask me why I flew to SFO if my fiance is in PA (I have my ticket for Newark to show just in case) I think I am just being paranoid but I don't want to take any chances! I don't want to miss a chance to fly for free, I'll be saving so much money so I don't want to purchase a direct flight to Newark.

Let me know, thanks!

No problem flying to SF first before going on to Newark. Having the POE be different from the final destination is a very common occurrence; CBP will not ask you why you went to SF first.


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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
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July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
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October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
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December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

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February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Everything will be alright. Have a safe trip.


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Hi guys

I am leaving on Feb 21st for the US on a K1 visa. My fiance lives in PA and the closest airport to him is Newark.

I noticed that it says "Wescosville, PA" on my visa

My parents both work for Philippine Airlines so I get to fly for free. However, PAL only flies to the California and Vegas so my mom got me a ticket to SFO and then I have an open non-revenue ticket to Newark and I will probably leave the next day and spend a night first with my brother in SFO because he has a lot of my stuff (I already sent a lot of my stuff there)

Just wondering if it will cause any problems at POE, like they might ask me why I flew to SFO if my fiance is in PA (I have my ticket for Newark to show just in case) I think I am just being paranoid but I don't want to take any chances! I don't want to miss a chance to fly for free, I'll be saving so much money so I don't want to purchase a direct flight to Newark.

Let me know, thanks!

I flew into SFO because I could not get a direct flight to EWR because PAL does not fly there..

Not a K-1 process or procedure question... moving thread


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Be prepared for baggage or excess baggae fees for the domestic portion of your trip if you are not connecting right away, in your example you are spending the night. I am not saying you will have them but check to make sure you are not supprised at the airport.

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Hi guys

I am leaving on Feb 21st for the US on a K1 visa. My fiance lives in PA and the closest airport to him is Newark.

I noticed that it says "Wescosville, PA" on my visa

My parents both work for Philippine Airlines so I get to fly for free. However, PAL only flies to the California and Vegas so my mom got me a ticket to SFO and then I have an open non-revenue ticket to Newark and I will probably leave the next day and spend a night first with my brother in SFO because he has a lot of my stuff (I already sent a lot of my stuff there)

Just wondering if it will cause any problems at POE, like they might ask me why I flew to SFO if my fiance is in PA (I have my ticket for Newark to show just in case) I think I am just being paranoid but I don't want to take any chances! I don't want to miss a chance to fly for free, I'll be saving so much money so I don't want to purchase a direct flight to Newark

Let me know, thanks!

You'll be fine....my POE is California too....but my fiancee lives in NY...there wud be on problem, just prepare your document on hand n your POE to SFO. Goodluck and have a safe trip :)

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Yup i know about the excess baggage and im ready for it. haha. 2 extra suitcases!


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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(since we are talking about planes) they won't give a flying .... :rofl: sorry it just came natural.

no, no problem at all. but even if they ask, you have a connecting flight to EWR because PAL doesn't fly to Newark. have a safe trip.

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One more question to add!

Where do I line up? At the visitors line? I cannot line up at the US citizen and residents line right because I am only k1? Please confirm!

Thanks!

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My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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One more question to add!

Where do I line up? At the visitors line? I cannot line up at the US citizen and residents line right because I am only k1? Please confirm!

Thanks!

Confirmed, Visitors/Non-Immigrant. You do not have a stay yet and your visa is conditional upon marriage within 90days. Until you have established residency (USC or LPR) before you can .... Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

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I think we are both correct, I wouldn't want to assume and line up at the USC/resident lane, they might give me a look! lol :)


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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